New York, NY (January 5, 2009)–MSG Media has installed a Solid State Logic C100 HD digital console to help streamline production flow for shows on five different MSG channels, in preparation for a planned move into a new location near Madison Square Garden.
The C140 HD with 32 channels additionally allows MSG Media the opportunity to offer recording and mixing capabilities to concert clients to increase business opportunities.
The current studios at Madison Square Garden service three production studios for on-air productions primarily concerned with sports events. The audio for live pre-, post-, half-time and intermission-type programs for hockey, basketball and soccer are produced on site through the C100, while audio from Rainbow Network Communications in Bethpage, NY is traded back and forth through fiber-optic lines to the console, delivering live sound from away games and commercials.
“SSL’s MORSE option will allow us to add stageboxes, connected via fiber, which can be remotely controlled by the C100 and deliver a fully digital audio stream,” Mitchell relates. “Our intention is to retrofit these stageboxes in our three production studios and anywhere in the facility where we might need a pathway to the console. This capability will become paramount when we move the console into the new facility across the street, connecting the live studios through a fiber-optic line to the C100.”
Madison Square Garden also hosts concerts and additionally features the WaMu Theater at Madison Square Garden, which seats up to 5,600 people. “When we do a major concert, the potential now exists to do front of house sound, if requested. We could capture audio and use it for a CD or DVD production for a group because the sound quality is so good. With a remote pre-amp package, we could put high-quality audio into spaces where we used to use a small analogue board like for a ‘tailgate’ party in the lobby before a sports event,” states Mitchell.
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